Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Jun 2006 13:29 UTC, submitted by david
General Unix "UnixLite is a lightweight UNIX/Linux compatible operating system written in c++; it is open source and released under the GNU General Public License. The complete operating system is made up of a kernel and applications; just like Linux, UnixLite is only the kernel. The kernel itself is written from scratch and the biggest part is written in c++; however, the library used by UnixLite comes from uClibc and applicaitons running on UnixLite come from the GNU project."
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About the name
by kajaman on Mon 12th Jun 2006 14:32 UTC
kajaman
Member since:
2006-01-06

I bealive that using "UNIX" in a name of this OS i illegal ;) .

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RE: About the name
by ThanhLy on Mon 12th Jun 2006 16:13 in reply to "About the name"
ThanhLy Member since:
2006-03-14

You would have been right if you had typed it "Unix" which is the way the name of this new OS is written anyways.

"UNIX" is the concept, "Unix" is the trademark.

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RE: About the name
by KenJackson on Tue 13th Jun 2006 00:11 in reply to "About the name"
KenJackson Member since:
2005-07-18

I immediately wondered about the name and wondered if they had secured someone's blessing that had some historical claim to the name. But I can find no mention of the issue on their site at all.

That business about UNIX vs Unix won't cut it if the trademark lawyers start cruisin' for a fight. A number of years ago, if I remember, QNX had to run ads declaring that QNX is not Unix. And that name doesn't even have U or I.

The only thing I can figure is that they expect the for educational purposes clause to save them.

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